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Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions

Care of the Neonate in Intensive Care
University Certificate in Professional Development


Course overview

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants.
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

You progress towards achieving the neonatal nurse qualification in speciality (QIS) status within the neonatal special and high dependency care setting. This award is part of a 60-credit programme delivered as two 30-credit, degree-level awards spanning one academic year. The other award is Care of the Neonate in Special and High Dependency Care. If your normal place of work does not provide neonatal intensive care, you need to complete no less than four weeks in a supernumerary practice placement in a negotiated in a neonatal intensive care unit. This is required to help you achieve specific neonatal intensive care unit clinical competencies. You must have a designated practice mentor to support your development and to assess the practice competencies. The practice mentor must be an experienced registered nurse with the neonatal QIS qualification and must also have completed a mentorship preparation programme.


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2020 entry

  • 5 face-to-face contact days, 2 independent guided study days
  • Enrolment date: January

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